Health in the News
The University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health and the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) have been working together to examine South Carolina’s transition of clinical services from health departments to primary care providers.
The South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health (IMPH) is pleased to announce that Tim Rogers has joined our staff as Manager of Legislative Services. His extensive experience includes a distinguished 42-year career in state government, most recently as a Healthcare Budget Analyst for the House Ways and Means Committee in the South Carolina General Assembly. As Manager of Legislative Services at IMPH, he oversees an array of research and programmatic activities designed to support members of the SC General Assembly in their work addressing health, including the Institute’s Health Policy Fellows Program, a non-partisan initiative providing high-level education on health and health care issues.
On April 2, 2015, the RWJF will be releasing the findings to their study at Union Station’s Columbus Club in Washington, D.C. The live streamed release will cover how diverse sectors of the government, business, health care, public health, social services and community-based organizations can better collect, share and utilize health information to improve health.
Beaufort County Is Healthiest in South Carolina; Marlboro County Is Least Healthy, According to New Rankings
The sixth annual County Health Rankings have been released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The Rankings are available at www.countyhealthrankings.org. For the sixth year, IMPH is serving as the state lead in sharing the Rankings.
The South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health (IMPH) is proud to be assisting the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute in promoting the release of the 2015 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps. The 2015 Rankings will be released March 25th.
The South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health supports the work of our partners in raising awareness and preventing disease. The following is shared on behalf of the S.C. Tobacco-Free Collaborative.
IMPH is pleased to announce that Karen Fradua will serve as the program manager of the SCale Down Initiative. Ms. Fradua has a diverse and solid background as a public health professional in South Carolina and brings extensive experience and skills in program management, strategic planning and partnership development to her new role.
IMPH partners with the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control to facilitate implementation of the state’s Obesity Action Plan through the SCale Down Initiative. The plan promotes comprehensive actions to stimulate across-the-board changes at the environmental, policy and system-level.
On April 8th, 2015 the South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health, in conjunction with several partners including the South Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants (SCAPA), will host the “A How-To for South Carolina PA’s: Communities & Practices Join the Obesity Fight” teleconference.
IMPH seeks a manager of legislative services to oversee the continued development, implementation and evaluation of the Health Policy Fellows Program.